History

 

Explore the rich history of our Club.

Oakley Through the Years...

  • 1808

    1808

    OTIS HIRES US CAPITAL ARCHITECT, CHARLES BULFINCH TO REDESIGN C.1715 HOME INTO COUNTRY ESTATE WHICH HE NAMES “OAKLEIGH

  • 1825

    OTIS SELLS PROPERTY TO INDUSTRIALIST WILLIAM PRATT

  • 1895

    CAMBRIDGE GOLF CLUB ESTABLISHED AT MOUNT AUBURN AND SCHOOL STREETS

  • 1896

    1896

    MEMBER JOSEPH GILBERT THORP PLACES 2ND IN US AMATEUR

  • 1897

    STRAWBERRY HILL PROPERTY ACQUIRED FROM PRATT FAMILY BY CLUB MEMBERS

  • 1898

    It was a BIG year...

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  • 1899

    1899

    27 YEAR OLD ROSS ARRIVES AT OAKLEY TO FILL MANY ROLES, MOST IMPORTANTLY THE 11 YEARS HE SPENT ON STAFF DESIGNING, THEN TWEAKING

  • 1900

    1900

    WGAM Formation

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  • 1901

    1901

    Pauline McKay wins MA State Championship

  • 1909

    Mary Adams wins MA State Championship

  • 1911

    Tom Hucknall replaced Ross as Pro

  • 1919

    Mike Brady, Oakley Pro, finishes 2nd in US Open

  • 1920

    1920

    Fred Wright wins his first of a still record seven Mass Open Championships

  • 1923

    Bobby Jones plays Oakley regularly as coach of Harvard Golf Team

  • 1925

    1925

    Edith Baker wins her first of five WGAW Championship

  • 1934

    NE Intercollegiate Golf Championship begins two decades at Oakley playing for the “Oakley Cup”

  • 1942

    US Army installs antiaircraft guns on 5th fairway as part of Watertown Arsenal defense.

  • 1960

    1960

    Oakley Pool Completed

  • 1962

    Original Otis Clubhouse destroyed by fire

  • 1963

    New Clubhouse opens

  • 1965

    Oakley irrigates fairways

  • 1967

    Golf carts & paths arrive

  • 1973

    75th Club Anniversary celebrated

  • 1983

    New Proshop & Maintenance building opens

  • 1994

    1994

    Irrigation pond completed

  • 1998

    1998

    New Clubhouse opens

    Club Centennial celebrated

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410 Belmont Street
Watertown, MA 02472
Phone: (617) 484-2400
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